Want to work with New Zealand's largest public health provider?

National Public Health Service (NPHS) - Northern Region is New Zealand's largest public health service, working to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all people in Tāmaki Makaurau (the Auckland region) and Te Tai Tokerau (Northland). Our main offices are in Greenlane and Whangārei.

Our functions include:

  • health promotion, working with whānau and communities
  • health protection
  • disease surveillance and health data analysis
  • compliance and licencing
  • managing communicable disease outbreaks
  • emergency response 

Our team includes medical officers of health; senior medical officers; health protection officers; public health nurses; health promoters; staff in systems, intelligence and planning roles; and staff in strategy and operations roles.


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What working at NPHS - Northern Region offers

We work alongside whānau, iwi, communities and organisations to create and support healthier communities and to reduce or eliminate the cause and spread of infectious diseases. By joining us you'll gain the chance to work across a range of areas within public health, and join a social and welcoming team which actively celebrates its diverse culture. 

For international applicants

  • Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, offering access to a mixture of urban, beach and outdoor environments and activities; see Heart of the City, Study, work and live and, for families, Auckland for kids. Auckland has access to some of the best schools in the country which makes it an ideal destination for families. It is also the gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful countries with a range of sights and attractions within easy access; see New Zealand Travel and Business and the New Zealand Tourism Guide.
  • Whangārei is the main city in Te Tai Tokerau - Northland. The region is a subtropical wonderland full of islands, marine life, kauri forests and welcoming communities. Learn more at Visit New Zealand.

For more information on working in health, visit the Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora careers hub.

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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